San Francisco Giants
On Saturday, the union that represents concession workers at Oracle Park voted in favor of the strike after Bon Appétit, the San Francisco Giants‘Grocery Service Provider. The workers reported for their shift on Saturday night, but were able to start the strike on Sunday.
“Bon appetit and the Giants’ approach to the safety of workers and fans during this recent surge in COVID-19 is completely inadequate and dangerously irresponsible,” Unite Here Local 2 President Anand Singh said in a statement. “Our members have gotten through this pandemic with no fair compensation and security in our health insurance, while the Giants continue to make profits. We are ready to fight for our health, safety and justice at the ballpark.”
“[The Giants make] the health and safety of all employees and visitors to the Oracle Park is a top priority “, the team said in a statement to KPIX 5 CBS San Francisco. “We operate our venue in accordance with local and state health requirements.”
The union says workers have not received a raise since April 2018 and are charging $ 3 an hour as a retroactive hazard wage. reports Mark Norton from 48 Hills. Although the workers are not employed by the Giants, a strike would cause problems for the team, and the Giants can rely on Bon Appétit to solve the problem.
The Giants end their homestand on Sunday evening against the Swindler. The team will begin a six-game road trip on Monday and then return home to a seven-game homestand on Monday, September 13th.
San Francisco Ballpark Concession workers voted to strike in 2013. The strike lasted a game before the two sides came to an agreement.